I sincerely apologize for my absence. Life has been keeping me on my toes.
Journaling has been pretty consistent. I try to do something every day regardless of how ridiculous or minor it seems. Some days its just a pen doodle and other days I grab what’s nearby and let everything ride.
Here is a glimpse to the recent results of my mental unloading via 2 dimensional means.
Lately I have been visiting a lot of very beautiful blogs. So many ooze “pretty” like an overstuffed jelly doughnut. I never consider myself a girlie girl since I abhor dressing up and wear the same Vans every day. Last weekend I felt the need for pink and to girlie girl my journal.
Do you ever walk past those machines in the entries to grocery stores and frantically dig out quarters to quench your thirst for tiny plastic toys? I do.
I purchased gel medium and finally gave transfers a try. Here is my very first collage using watercolor, transfers and vintage book pages. (By vintage I mean – thrift find book held together with duct tape).
My gardens are growing and new flowers are blooming. Today I found the first coreopsis of the year opened along with my orange lilies. My goal for the corner shown in this picture is nearly achieved. I mimicked a section of my mum’s garden which I totally adored. I’m loving the sedum spilling over the brick edging. Our cottage house fits the clean lines of the edging I picked but the blurring of lines with the garden inhabitants is what I envisioned. It’s perfect.
I go through bad times like the next person but I can swept away down the negativity stream so easily. I try so hard to find beauty in things around me. Here is a snap shot of my Staedtler fineliners. Sometimes bright colors can work wonders.
Take care and be well.
I have never had my hair permanently dyed before. Well – before today that is.
After more than twelve hours at work, I decided to document my hair for posterity. Maybe I should have looked in a mirror before that decision. Here are two pictures showing my hair last night.
I received seven foil highlights. The color is a bleached version of my natural shade. The foils were placed beneath a twist of my natural color hair to help camouflage them and keep my roots from screaming “halo head!” when my hair grows.
I had considered going blue or pink or bright red but profession related issues kept me from taking that permanent step. The great news: there are some “one wash” type colorings that will allow me to go crazy for a weekend if I so desire. Heck maybe I’ll go orange one of these days if I don’t have anything on my schedule. I just have to color over the light highlights and POOF crazy bright fun hair!
I ‘accidentally’ grabbed some artsty-craftsty stuff at Walmart today while picking up some feline food. All these goodies came home with me and wanted their pictures taken right away.
My recent journaling freedom has opened the door to new ideas. My arsenal felt lacking. It needed some more glitter, right? I’ve used glitter glue before. It’s marvelous for paper crafts like cards, wrapping paper, and bookmarks. It also comes in handy around the holidays. I decorated some plain colored christmas ornament balls with swirls and dots with great results.
Speaking of crafty and artsy goodness, Sunday morning was really fun for me. I popped in “Kingpin” and started punching tiny squares of construction paper.
“Jaws” was next in line as my mosaic madness began to take shape…
If you are Twitter-ing fool, then you probably know what goodness resulted from my glue-stick happy morning. But for those of you who don’t know what to expect – I proudly present the Mosaic Mario Mushroom of ubernes!
I translated a picture off of a Google image search right into the mosaic. It was odd to translate a solid picture into a mosaic but I caught on pretty quick. Now I could use this for a crochet pattern if I desire or if I ever learn to cross stitch, I think it’s based on graphs too.
One last thing before I close out for the night. My Lavinia was caught napping on the dog bed. I think her attitude said it all. “Okay – his stuff can stay BUT that dog still has to go!”
Take care and be well.